May 7, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina-based PeraHealth has received FDA clearance for its latest product, PeraTrend, a predictive clinical surveillance tool.
“Improving quality of patient care is our focus, which is why securing clearance from the FDA, which oversees and protects public health, is a major milestone for PeraHealth and for the clinical surveillance market,” Stephanie Alexander, PeraHealth...
March 15, 2018
Apple has risen to the top of the competitive global wearables market, according to an IDC report that came out at the beginning of this month. Meanwhile the overall growth of the space has slowed as control of the market consolidates among big players.
"Interest in smartwatches continues to grow and Apple is well-positioned to capture demand," Ramone T. Llamas, research director of IDC's...
August 4, 2017
According to a new report by analyst firm Strategy Analytics, Chinese tech upstart Xiaomi has, for the first time, surpassed Apple and Fitbit as the world's top wearable maker in terms of shipments. Xiaomi, which competes on price, selling wrist-worn trackers for as little as $15, became the market leader with 17 percent market share to Fitbit's 16 and Apple's 13.
"Xiaomi’s Mi Band fitness...
August 3, 2017
Fitbit plans on making waves this holiday season. That’s when the company's long-awaited smartwatch, which has faced production issues and delays, will finally be released, CEO James Park said in a second-quarter earnings call.
The smartwatch will offer features such as health and fitness tracking, GPS capability, water resistance up to 50 meters and compatibility across platforms, as well as a...
January 26, 2017
Ajit Pai has been named chairman of the Federal Communications Commission raising speculation that many rules and regulations enacted under the Obama administration will be axed, the Hill reports. Pai, who has long been in favor of deregulation on things like net neutrality and other consumer protection regulations, was the senior republican on the FCC since 2012. He was the associate general...
June 2, 2016
Xiaomi, the Chinese company that, in 2014, launched a $13 activity tracker -- in stark contrast to the $50 to $200 price point devices typically common in the US -- has done it again. Today the company announced that it would launch the $23 MiBand 2 later this month. Like its predecessors, the MiBand and the MiBand Pulse, it will not be available in the US.
The MiBand 2 shares a number of...
May 16, 2016
Wearable tracking device shipments reached 19.7 million units in the first quarter of 2016, up 67 percent year over year from 11.8 million units. Two areas where the market showed continued growth are smart watches and basic wearables, which are devices that don’t run third party applications.
"The good news is that the wearables market continues to mature and expand," IDC Wearables Research...
February 23, 2016
Wearable device vendors shipped 78.1 million units this year, more than double last year’s total, which was 28.8 units, according to IDC.
Fitbit’s shipments in 2015 reached 21 million units and accounted for 26.9 percent market share. Devices from two other wearable device vendors, Xiaomi and Apple, account for about 15 percent market share each. Xiaomi shipped 12 million units and Apple shipped...
August 31, 2015
In the second quarter of 2015, Apple shipped 3.6 million units of the Apple Watch globally, just under Fitbit's 4.4 million units, according to a report on wearable devices from the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Fitbit still has the largest market share, 24.3 percent, though its share is 6 percent less than it was in the second quarter of 2014. Meanwhile, Apple, which only began shipping ...
July 16, 2015
Misfit has announced a new inexpensive tracker, called Misfit Flash Link, which is a small circular device. Flash Link will be priced at $19.99 and will go on sale later this quarter in retail locations globally.
The Flash Link will sync data to a new app the Misfit is also launching, called Misfit Link. Link is only available on iOS for now but an Android version is coming next month. Users can...